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In Hit and Ramadi, Young Volunteers Work for Peaceful Coexistence and Nonviolence

In Hit and Ramadi, Young Volunteers Work for Peaceful Coexistence and Nonviolence

By Iraqi Social Forum and ICSSI Secretariat – August 15, 2017 Now that the Upper Euphrates cities have been liberated from Daesh, they need the attention and cooperation of all. We hope that this region, which has suffered so much, will once again be a key player in the process of restoring peace and coexistence...
Youth Teams in Sulaymaniya Cooperate to Promote Nonviolence as a Means of Social Change

Youth Teams in Sulaymaniya Cooperate to Promote Nonviolence as a Means of Social Change

By Iraqi Social Forum and ICSSI Secretariats – August 12, 2017 On 16-17 July, the Iraqi Social Forum (ISF) organized a training at the Youth Forum Hall in Sulaymaniya called, Nonviolent Facilitation in Society, The training included 10 young Sulaymaniyans, including 5 women. The participants were from the Y-peer Network and X-line Volunteers. These are...
A Camp by Sports Against Violence Brings Together Iraqi Youth

A Camp by Sports Against Violence Brings Together Iraqi Youth

By Iraqi Social Forum and ICSSI Secretariats – August 3, 2017 From 18-20 July, youth gathered in Dokan, Sulaymaniya, to participate in a camp put on by the Sports Against Violence team, in cooperation with the Iraqi Social Forum (ISF). The camp aimed to strengthen and expand communication and collaboration between civil society groups, NGOs...
Eid in Mosul: A Youth Initiative Brings Together People from all over Iraq to Visit Mosul during Eid

Eid in Mosul: A Youth Initiative Brings Together People from all over Iraq to Visit Mosul during Eid

After three years of forced isolation from its motherland imposed by Daesh, Mosul re-emerged this June to celebrate its first Eid since liberation. Many citizens from all governorates of Iraq participated in the celebration which was part of a youth initiative called ‘Eid in Mosul’. The ‘convoy of freedom’, as organizers called the event, was...
The Cross-Sectarian, King-Making Alliance Planned For Next Iraqi Elections

The Cross-Sectarian, King-Making Alliance Planned For Next Iraqi Elections

Mustafa Habib / Niqash One of Iraq’s most powerful political groupings, the Sadrist movement, is trying to form a new alliance that may unite secular, Sunni and Kurdish parties. It would be a first for Iraq. But it could also be a trap. The Sadrist movement has had a busy few months. The Iraqi political...
Protecting Women Human Rights Defenders: The Impact of the Security and Legal Environment

Protecting Women Human Rights Defenders: The Impact of the Security and Legal Environment

The protection of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) is one of the most urgent issues now facing activists and civil society organizations. More specifically, there is an increasing awareness of the need to provide security and legal frameworks capable of creating a safe working environment, one commensurate with the sensitivity of the tasks these defenders...
Hanaa Edwar:A Defender of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression

Hanaa Edwar:A Defender of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression

  GULF Center for Human Rights (Cairo, Beirut – 16 May 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, have selected prominent human rights defender Hanaa Edwar from Iraq as the Defender of Human Rights and Freedom of Expression for...
Anti-Domestic Violence Law,  Shahrazad Seminar in Baghdad

Anti-Domestic Violence Law, Shahrazad Seminar in Baghdad

  In the forefront of the activities of Shahrazad project in its second season, the Iraqi Women Journalist Forum (IWJF) organize in cooperation with the Arab Union for Specialized Women a seminar to discuss “the draft law on the reduction of domestic violence” on May 7th in Baghdad. Rajaa Abd Ali, the legal advisor of...
Representation of Women in Political Parties, Electoral Commission and Legislative Authorities

Representation of Women in Political Parties, Electoral Commission and Legislative Authorities

On 25 February 2017, Shahrazad, the Iraqi Women’s Journalist Forum, the Arabica Women’s Union and the Governance Centre for Public Policies joined together to give a seminar about the political representation of women in political parties, legislative authorities, and the electoral commission. During the Seminar, conducted by the lawyer, Ms Alyaa Alhasan, speakers explaned the...
The Shahrazad Legal Clinic: Celebrating One Year of Legal Support for WHRDs Around Iraq

The Shahrazad Legal Clinic: Celebrating One Year of Legal Support for WHRDs Around Iraq

The Shahrazad Legal Clinic is a unique place in Baghdad, hosted by the Iraqi Women Journalists’ Forum, where a professional lawyer offers free services to women human rights defenders (WHRDs) whose rights have been violated. The Legal Clinic helps WHRDs (female journalists, unionists, NGO workers and activists), who are exposed to threats relating to their...
Iraqi Women Journalists Discuss Challenges Faced by Women Journalists and Human Rights Defenders in Basra

Iraqi Women Journalists Discuss Challenges Faced by Women Journalists and Human Rights Defenders in Basra

  Iraqi journalists have held a number of gahtering in recent months to discuss the current state of their profession. This time, they headed to the city of Basra (south of Iraq) for a seminar focusing on women journalists and human rights defenders. The group demanded for authorities to create laws that protect them, ensuring...
Report "Freedom of Expression in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in 2016"

Report “Freedom of Expression in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in 2016”

  In the Kurdistan region of Iraq, freedom of expression have been violated in different ways, under the domestic laws, boundaries have been made to restrict the rights of strike and the freedom of association, centres and unions. That is why there have been many reports on human rights violations in the region. Despite of...